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Hi! My name is Rachel. I love to write. Write about life, love, and reflect on how the past builds the future. Mostly, I love to tell stories because I believe there is something about stories that brings the world closer together. You can check out some of my writing reflections here at Rachel Writes.

Finding Joy

Finding joy is like searching for treasure when the treasure has been within you all along. My middle name is Joy so you’d think finding joy would come easy to me. It’s in my name, right? Joy! I do try to live with joy in my heart, but I mean…I’m not happy all the time.…

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Praying in Public

My heart pounded because I knew it was my turn to speak. I knew what I wanted to say, but the words were all jumbled in my head and I wasn’t sure how I would articulate them. I took a breath. A half second of silence, of anxiety I didn’t need to feel, and I…

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In stream of consciousness… I’ll stand there, heart pounding in my chest and the room will begin to spin just a little bit, but not a lot. Just enough to know that something isn’t quite right while nothing is actually wrong. I’ll feel my face getting flushed as I know I have to speak and…

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The Dating Game

Well, I don’t know about you, but I am tired of the dating games. Tired of the swipes and the clicks and the flirty emoji’s and the not saying what you mean, but meaning what you say…like I don’t understand it and I’m so sick of it. Why can’t we be direct? Why waste so…

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It’s Okay

It’s going to be okay. It’s okay if the only thing you did today was get out of bed. It’s okay if the biggest step you can take is a step outside. You are still taking steps. You are on a path. It’s going to be alright. It’s okay if you’re unsure of your life…

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What are You Thankful For?

I’m thankful for my family. I’m thankful for friends. I’m thankful for good health in a time when health isn’t a guarantee. I’m thankful for laughter and great memories. I’m thankful for a great job I never dreamed I would have. I’m thankful for a strong heart and a clear mind. Thankful for a heart…

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Does Love at First Sight Exist?

After watching Clare Crawley find love on this season of The Bachelorette, I was left with one controversial question: Does love at first sight exist? Truth be told, there’s no simple answer to this question. But, as Clare watched Dale Moss step out of the limo, she knew immediately that she had met her husband.…

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